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Old 08-07-2016, 11:05:00 PM
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When the engine came to our grounds about 7 years ago, there was a section of the hull that it had been bolted to. That metal was so pitted that I don't know how any engineer could have told them that it could be salvaged. I hope some others of you take the time to read some of the history of the ship.

www.sscanadiana.com

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Here are a couple more pictures. For some history go to www.sscanadiana.com

Remember our 50th Rally Sep 8 - 11, 2016

www.alexandersteamshow.com

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Old 08-09-2016, 08:15:54 PM
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As you can see from some of the pictures, we have a few loads of gravel to dress up the area. This is our main public entrance. the gate house is about 150 ft before the engine. The camping headquarters is another 75 ft before the gate house. We expect to be turning campers away by Friday evening. We have the worm gear that engages the gear in the first picture. It could possibly turn the engine in the future, with a big electric motor.
How about letting everyone know if you are coming. If you are registered you can click on our listing in the show directory.

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How about a little history and also tell us what it is and where it is.
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Any chance that this engine can be restored and run, or is it going to be a static lawn ornament? Did it have a flywheel, or was the prop shaft the weight?
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There is a lot of history at www.sscanadiana.com . It will only be a static display as far as we can see into the future. Possibly a twenty horse electric motor could turn it slowly. The ship had two boilers with two fire boxes for each. No way we could provide enough steam if it was operable. there is a big gear at one end of the shaft. A worm gear could engage this to turn the engine slowly for maintenance. Where is it? In a hay field 35 miles from the Buffalo Water front. I understand that a marine engine had no fly wheel and no governor. The propeller in the water did both jobs. We are in Alexander NY, half way between Buffalo and Rochester. www.alexandersteamshow.com

Our 50th Rally Sep 8 - 11, 2016

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Thanks for the pictures. . . It's even bigger than I imagined.

Even as a static display it is impressive !

If you can get that worm gear and have it turning slowly, even better (without all the extra work, money, and maintenance involved with actually running it on steam)

Don't know if I'll ever make it up to New York to be able to see it in person, but looking forward to seeing more pictures of it and maybe a video some time if you ever get it spinning over.

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Went out again this past weekend. Tried to get some sunset pictures through the engine. Color in the sky does not show up much.

Our 50th Rally coming up fast. Sept 8 - 11, 2016

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Here are two of Bob Melville's pictures from last year's Rally. This is how we looked at the engine for 7 years. We are looking at the heavy bottom, crank shaft part of the engine. It is much more graceful looking standing up right.

Our 50th Rally Sep 8 - 11, 2016

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These two pictures are a few stray parts of the Canadiana that are on our grounds. Eventually they will be put on some kind of display. Pictures are from Bob Melville.

our 50thn Rally is sep 8 - 11, 2016

a lot of pictures on www.alexandersteamshow.com every picture opens to a large folder. All by Bob Melville as far as I know.

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